People wanting to have their say on the Bay of Plenty Regional Council's direction for the next decade only have until Monday to do so.

Submissions to the council's Long Term Plan Consultation Document close on Monday.

Council general manager Mat Taylor said staff had been out speaking to the community and stakeholders at several events during the past month and were pleased with the questions being asked.

"We've had some really interesting discussions with members of the public and stakeholders at events we've attended, and it's been great to see people so passionate and informed about the work we're doing."


He said making a submission had never been easier – with the regional council focusing on five key topics – and presenting options for each.

"Making a submission is as simple as going to our website, and following the link to make a submission where all we need is your name and contact details, and then selecting the option you prefer for each question."

Taylor said groups and organisations could also apply for Community Initiatives Funding as part of submitting to the Long Term Plan.

"There have been some great projects supported through the Community Initiatives Fund and we look forward to many more helping council achieve its outcomes. Applications are also due on Monday, March 19 and information about the fund is available on our website"

Staff will be attending the last community event of the consultation period this weekend – available to answer questions at the Edgecumbe College Coast to College Fun Run on Saturday between 9am and 12.30pm.

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